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JUL 25, 2014 - Philadelphia Inquirer

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Accused hospital shooter had history of mental illness, arrests, records show

The patient who allegedly opened fire on a caseworker and psychiatrist in a small office at a unit of Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Delaware County had a long history of mental illness and several previous encounters with law-enforcement, according to police and court records.

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JUL 25, 2014 - Huffington Post

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More Than Half Of The People Executed In The U.S. Have A Severe Mental Illness: Study

A majority of the 100 executed inmates examined in a new study by three legal researchers had “a severe mental illness such as schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorder or psychosis.” Yet, because of an oddity in the Supreme Court’s death penalty cases, it is typically constitutional under existing precedents to execute people with these illnesses.

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JUL 24, 2014 - New York Times

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Well: Photography as a Balm for Mental Illness

An online gallery was created to provide a supportive community for photographers affected by mental illness.

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JUL 22, 2014 - BBC

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VIDEO: Schizophrenia 'impact and stigma'

New treatments for schizophrenia could be possible as vital clues behind the factors causing the mental illness are discovered. One person diagnosed with it explains the impact and the stigma.

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JUL 22, 2014 - NPR

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Son's Mental Illness Prompts Billionaire's Big Donation To Psychiatric Research

Ted Stanley is giving $650 million to the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard to find and treat the genetic underpinnings of mental illnesses. His son has bipolar disorder.

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